Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Date: May 2002
Creator: McNulty, Rock Edward
Description: This study determined what mentoring experiences first-year superintendents have had and what they need from a mentoring relationship. Structured interviews and field notes were used in this qualitative study focused on Texas first-year superintendents' perceived needs from mentors. Three patterns of mentoring relationships were found: 1) no mentor in the first year, 2) mentor-protégé relationship - those who developed mentoring relationships early in a career with a more senior person in the same school system, and 3) mentoring relationships of convenience - young relationships which developed outside the same system. Skills and knowledge areas novice superintendents identified as critical for mentor assistance were school finance, development of effective relationships with groups that have expectations of the superintendent while also improving student achievement, and working within the politics of the position. Mentor characteristics novice superintendents considered necessary for a positive effect on job success include: trustworthiness, confidentiality, empathy, encouraging, active listening, and integrity. An attitude in which the mentor problem solved with the protégé, and did not give an immediate solution was displayed. Mentors actively and frequently initiated contact. Ideas were freely exchanged, giving the protégé undivided attention while not making the protégé feel inferior. The effects that previous mentoring experiences ...
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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Developmental Recommendations for a Selected Texas Black College

Developmental Recommendations for a Selected Texas Black College

Date: August 1972
Creator: MacKenna, David Warren, 1938-
Description: The problem of this study is the design of a comprehensive developmental profile for a Texas black college, based upon qualitative academic and nonacademic differences evident through comparison with a predominantly white institution of similar size and purpose. The purposes of the study are first, to identify features which differ between the selected black institution and the more highly rated white college. Second, to analyze differences discovered, and recommend a comprehensive program for upgrading the excellence level of the substandard institution.
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[College administrative staff on grounds at North Texas State Teachers College]

[College administrative staff on grounds at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male administrative staff members on the grounds of North Texas State Teachers College. The four men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties, with fedora hats. The men are standing with their backs to a thicket of bushes and trees.
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[Male and female administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

[Male and female administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male and female administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The three men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties; the three women are wearing dresses. The staff members are seated and standing behind a desk with a telephone on it. A window with closed blinds and curtains is visible in the background; part of a framed painting can be seen hanging on the wall in the right background.
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[College administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

[College administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The eight men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties, and are seated and standing behind a desk with books on it. In the left and right background behind the men, there are closed windows which appear to contain stained glass. In the center background, on the wall behind the men, there are more books on a shelf as well as framed prints of a capitol building, Robert E. Lee, and two other historical figures.
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An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Fincher, E. B.
Description: This thesis is the result of an examination of Trindad High school in Trinidad, Texas. Teaching philosophy, student demographics, student activity types, and student resources are some of the considered aspects of this evaluation.
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Trends in Public School Supervision

Trends in Public School Supervision

Date: August 1940
Creator: Davidson, Elvira
Description: This thesis presents a broad historical and modern overview of teacher supervision by school administration. Areas of needed improvement and suggested solutions for them are indicated.
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An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas

An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Hendley, Ben P.
Description: This thesis offers an evaluation of the Mineral Wells, Texas high school. Fifteen hundred points associated with curriculum and school operation were evaluated to draw presented conclusions.
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An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas

An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Masters, Walter F.
Description: This thesis presents the results of an examination of the Hebron, Texas public schools. Specific criteria, such as home life and socioeconomic background, were used to consider the abilities and needs of students. The resulting information made it possible to determine the ability of schools to impact the lives of students.
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A Rating Scale for the Measurement of Teacher Readiness for the Role of Administrative Leadership

A Rating Scale for the Measurement of Teacher Readiness for the Role of Administrative Leadership

Date: August 1953
Creator: Hitt, Harold H.
Description: This study has a twofold purpose. The first is to demonstrate the use of the Forced-Choice Technique in developing a rating scale for the selection of teachers adjudged to be ready to assume responsibility of an administrative nature and a role of leadership. The second is to develop a tentative rating scale for this purpose in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas,
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Securing Maximum Educational Advantages by the Use of Cooperative Criteria

Securing Maximum Educational Advantages by the Use of Cooperative Criteria

Date: August 1939
Creator: Ramsey, Cecil Bion
Description: This study is an examination of the Alvarado, Texas middle school. Advantages afforded by the school building, family income level, and cooperative standards helped indicate future success.
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A Critical Analysis of the Secondary Education Program at Whitewright, Texas

A Critical Analysis of the Secondary Education Program at Whitewright, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Jernigan, James C.
Description: This thesis examines efficiency levels of the secondary school in Whitewright, Texas in order to determine the need for change in curriculum or focus.
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The Relative Desirability of Two Types of Junior College Operation

The Relative Desirability of Two Types of Junior College Operation

Date: January 1959
Creator: White, Talmadge Thayne
Description: The problem of this study was to determine whether it is more desirable to operate a two-year college in the Dallas metropolitan area as a county college or to operate a two-year college under the administration of the Dallas Independent School District.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1962

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1962

Date: 1962
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 478.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Aerie, Yearbook of the University of North Texas, 1992

The Aerie, Yearbook of the University of North Texas, 1992

Date: 1992
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: Yearbook for University of North Texas in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 244.
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The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1963

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1963

Date: 1963
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State University in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Index starts on page 500.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1942

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1942

Date: 1942
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1947

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1947

Date: 1947
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1946

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1946

Date: 1946
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1928

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1928

Date: 1928
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1936

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1936

Date: 1936
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1954

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1954

Date: 1954
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 481.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1953

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1953

Date: 1953
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Indexes start on page 481.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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